Brian Yates is the vice president of managed facilities for Adept Health. He provides executive oversight and accountability for all Adept Health managed facilities. Yates has served in various operational leadership roles in acute care environments, physician group practices, independent diagnostic testing facilities, revenue cycle management and has experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit community health systems.
Previously, Yates focused on operational excellence and quality as the chief executive of Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. In his first year; operating cash flow improved 42 percent, contribution margin increased 77 percent, reimbursement increased 9 percent and expenses decreased by 2 percent. Under Yates’ leadership, Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center was recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013 –Hospitals Exceeding Measure Requirements. Only 44 Top Performer hospitals in the country received this recognition, and this was the only hospital in South Carolina to receive this distinction.
Yates has also served as the director of operations for Novant Health Medical Group where he was responsible for strategic physician practice growth for the medical group’s South Carolina market. While in this role, Yates partnered with information services to lead the operational EPIC implementation across 270 physician practice locations in five months.
Before joining Novant Health, Yates was an area practice administrator for health management physician network at Health Management Associates. In this role, he was responsible for building the physician network and revenue cycle management functions within the upstate South Carolina market. Earlier in his career, Yates served as center manager and business office manager for MedQuest Associates.
Yates graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is actively involved in the community and serves as an executive board member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Piedmont Cherokee advisory committee member, Spartanburg Community College Cherokee Campus advisory committee member and as a member of the Cherokee County School District strategic planning committee.